If we were having coffee, we’d be on the move today. First, we’re off to take the pup to the vet. He seems to be having a relapse of the infection he got earlier this year due to his allergies. I’m hoping we can get a good, long-lasting solution this time–last time there was talk of sending him to an allergist, but I hope we won’t have to go that route.
As soon as we’ve finished up and get the pup home, it’s time to head out for the Christmas parade with Little Jedi and some of our friends. After the parade we’ll probably be ready for a late lunch, and then we’re going to go to the comics shop or one of the local bookstores before heading home to let the kiddos play some video games in the evening.
It’s a busy day in what feels a bit like a string of busy days, but it’s a nice feeling. I’m going to be with my friends and family, and we’re going to be Doing Fun Things. Little Jedi gets along so well with her children, especially her younger boy (who is actually 2 years older than LJ but is the younger of my friends’ 2 children). He hasn’t quite begun to make the kinds of friends that he wants to invite home, and we don’t know many other families here with children near his age, so I’m happy that he has someone to play and socialize with while we adults are hanging out.
I’ve had a difficult few months with my depression and anxiety really kicking in, and this week I felt more motivated than I have since the summer ended. In part, I’ve been missing my blogging partner-in-crime, who has had to step away from blogging and social media for the foreseeable future. Gene’O is fine, but his busy life dictates that he take a break from the blogosphere just now. He has been both a contributor to and a promoter of the blog, and Sourcerer has been its companion, so without them I am re-thinking the way I do some things here. (And just in case I haven’t told you—all of you Sourcerer contributors have a home here on PTM.)
And I’ve started writing for a new project this week. It’s difficult going, because I’m writing about some uncomfortable parts of my own experiences that I don’t talk about very often. But it seems necessary for me to do right now, whether or not I ever actually publish anything I’m writing. It’s cathartic.
I’m also back to doing more work with nonprofit again; this week I picked up a lot of amazing fabric donations (three full trips in my trusty Honda!), and we’ve started to get ready for our annual wardrobe/costume sale that provides most of the organization’s budget. I’ve missed working with them while the director was out of town for a costume design gig, so I’m glad that we’re getting back on track.
In the coming week I’m hoping to keep working on the blog and nonprofit projects, and I’ve also got quite a few things going on with Little Jedi, too. He has a breathing test on Monday, and on Tuesday morning we’ll meet with a pulmonologist to discuss the test and some chest X-rays we’ll do there. He’s been having a lot of difficulties with wheezing and coughing lately, so we’re hoping that the pulmonologist can give us some answers about why and some solutions to the problem(s). Later in the week, I’ll be helping out a holiday party/fundraiser even for his school, and we’ll have to make brownies for that the evening before, too.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that Robin of Write On, Sisters will be here on Monday. I’m SO glad to have Robin continuing to write for the Monster Monday series and focusing on Hispanic myths and monsters! This week I’ll also have another “what I’m into” post. I’m enjoying the feedback I get about what you guys are reading and watching and doing quite a bit. I’ll also be publishing a new feminist post on Friday. And there might be another thing or two during the week.
I’m definitely going to be updating some of the pages this week. And at some point I’m going to make myself begin the arduous task of going through the media files and adding some alt text and doing a lot of things I didn’t know how to do when I started blogging. Much like The Great Categorization, this is going to be tedious, so if we were having coffee I’d probably bitch about it a bit.
And then I’d realize how very long I’ve been talking today. Whoops! I bid you adieu with this, a subtle reminder:
the (De)Caffeinated Confessions and Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction competitions are open until the end of Jan 2016; all submission fees go toward helping unite 9 year old Noah Ainslie with his service dog, Appa, and provide the pup with the proper training. Please donate, submit, and/or share Noah’s story.
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